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       Sightings on the Upper Mississippi - Mar 08
by Tim Powell   


Pic 1-3        (Mar 4th)

   1 - BETTE-LYNN 03-04-08
Well, spring is right around the corner. My Buddy, Bruce Turner at the sticks of the Bette as they prepare to work on the Rail Road bridge in Burlington Iowa!

   2- BETTE-LYNN 03-04-08
One last view of the Bette followed by a lot of hungry Gulls!

   3 - BRUCE T 03-04-08
Waiting for the cement trucks so the Bruce can work on the BNRR bridge as well!

Pic 4-10        (Mar 8th & 9th)

   4 - Hello Crew!
Well, we thought we might try something a bit different. Camping in our Scamp! This picture of our truck and camper was taken in Canton Mo. The Lock & Dam in the background is #20 on the Mississippi river!

   5 - NATHAN P CENAC CANTON MO. 03-08-08
It was about 14:44pm when the scanner announced the arrival of the Nathan!

   6 - CANTON MO. 03-09-08
The beautiful sunrise over our camper and the Mississippi!

   7 - CANTON MO. 03-09-08
The early morning sun shines through the windows of the Paul B.

   8 - PAUL B. CANTON MO. 03-08-08
The Ferry Service is open now Mon. through Fri. You can see the ice is gone and spring is right around the corner!

   9 - SIR KRIS-TYN CANTON MO. 03-08-08
The Sir Douglas and her big Sister tied-up at Ayers Fuel Dock.

   10 - SIR KRIS-TYN & SIR DOUGLAS CANTON MO. 03-09-08
We enjoyed our overnight stay along the river in Canton, but are anxious to get back on the river in our Izona! All for now! Remember, ya just got to stop and smell the roses!

Pic 11        (Mar 11th)

   11 - Hey Crew!
I know you all have this one, but that's the only thing moving around my neck of the woods! Went down to look at the river and watch the Eagles for a while. Kathy Flippo said she has 40 out front of Her and Pat's place! Eagles, not towboats!!

Pics 12-17        (Mar 22th)

   12 - CAPT. DICK MORTON 03-22-08
Shoving into the lock 18 downbound. This is the first time I've shot this boat! One of the more colorful boats around!

   13 - CAPT. DICK MORTON 03-22-08
Following right behind the Prosperity was the Capt. Dick Morton, and he had both diesels really talkin'. I think my time stamp is off by an hour, but none the less they were crankin' down the river!

   14 - CAPT. DICK MORTON 03-22-08
One last view downbound just below lock 18.

   15 - BRUCE T. 03-22-08
Working the upper wall at lock 18

   16 - Hey Crew!
My Lori and I took a drive this morning and caught a few boats working in the wind and high water. Not the best day for pictures! PROSPERITY 03-22-08 Downbound just below lock & dam 18

   17 - PROSPERITY 03-22-08 11:35 am Downbound passing through the Fort Madison IA. rail & car bridge. The Prosperity traveled from lock 18 north of Burlington to Fort Madison in about 4.5 hours! That is moving down the creek!

Pics 18-20        (Mar 24th)

   18 - BETTE-LYNN 03-24-08
Just pulling away from the docks in Burlington IA.

   19 - COOPERATIVE MARINER & BURLINGTON 03-24-08
In the Matteson Fleet North of Burlington IA. Picture taken from the bluff.

   20 - COOPERATIVE VENTURE 03-24-08
Downbound shoving 9 loads through the BNRR bridge!

Pics 21-26        (Mar 26th)

   21 - MARY ANN & KATIE ANN @ NEWT MARINE
OK Crew. I'm going to send these untouched as always. I hope you can dig out the boats listed. Newt Marine is really booming this time of year!!

   22 - MARY ANN & KATIE ANN @ NEWT MARINE
Another view with a better look at the stack logo.

   23 - WANDA ISABELLE @ NEWT MARINE
Waiting her turn on the dry-dock!

   24 - WANDA ISABELLE @ NEWT MARINE
Another view of "Wanda" sitting quietly in Ice Harbor Dubuque Iowa!

   25 - BETTENDORF @ NEWT MARINE
Sitting in dry dock in Ice Harbor! Dubuque Iowa.

   26 - LADY P @ NEWT MARINE
Sitting in dry-dock in Ice Harbor Dubuque Iowa!


Tim, Lori & Miss Lucky!

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